Newport in Wales could be a great choice for a self-catering city break. Located in the south of Wales close to the border with England, Newport may be a convenient place to visit. Situated close to Cardiff, another fantastic Welsh city, which is just 13 miles away, Newport is also conveniently close to the coast and not too far away from the Brecon Beacons National Park. This location means that you can enjoy time in the city, by the coast and in the countryside with a holiday in this part of Wales.
What Newport City offers for Cottage Breaks
Newport itself has plenty to recommend it and keep you entertained on a short cottage break or longer stay. The city has a historical cathedral and is a university city which means that there is always plenty going on. Attractions unique to Newport include the Transporter Bridge, an aerial ferry which dates back to the 1900s and is usually open Sunday to Wednesday. Another attraction within the city is the Newport Ship, said to be the best preserved medieval ship around. This ship though can only be viewed on a couple of open days a year and entrance is free. Another fine place to visit within the city is the National Trust’s Tredegar House, a country house dating back to the 17th century which is set amongst 90 acres of beautiful gardens and parklands. Newport also has a Museum and Art Gallery with displays from this special city dating from prehistoric times to today.
Outside of Newport there is plenty to discover on day trips out whilst on a self-catering break. Keen walkers will be in their element as there is some fantastic walking country not too far away. Head out to the naturally stunning landscapes of the Brecon Beacons National Park or closer to Newport you can walk the Newport City to Sea Walk which is part of the prestigious Wales Coastal Path. Coastal Wales has recently been voted as one of the best regions in the world to visit by Lonely Planet’s expert travel guides so comes highly recommended.
Families with young children may want to visit Walnut Tree Farm Park at Wentlooge whilst on a break to Newport, at this farm children can meet and pet a variety of different animals such as pigs and goats. Pony rides are also on offer. More family fun can be had at Belle Vue Park, entrance to which is free. There are lovely gardens here, tea rooms, bowling greens as well as a children’s playground to keep the kids entertained.
We hope you’ve found our hints and tips on what to see and do in Newport helpful. For more information and advice we recommend that you visit the Tourist Information Centre which is situated in John Frost Square on arrival.
When it comes to finding a place to stay we hope you find what you are looking for on Country Cottages Online. Choices within Newport itself include apartments and town houses. Other options will also be available in the countryside near to Newport.
Whether you choose to book a holiday cottage in Newport City, an apartment, a lodge or another type of self-catering holiday accommodation, we hope you have your best holiday yet in Newport.